I Love My Family

I had alot of ideas flowing thru my brain for this next layout. I really wanted to use the last sheet of SEI “Homestead” pattern paper from my stash (as well as using it towards my Use It or Lose It Challenge), and I thought it would be perfect match for the Let’s Get Sketchy January Week 2 sketch:


So I started adding gesso to tone it down, then using the packaging technique, added some mist to it:


EPIC FAIL! YIKES! That is NOT the result I wanted. I hated to waste that paper, but on the flip side, the mixed media DID NOT seep thru AND the back side of that paper is a rich, dark plaid pattern. So I salvaged it by doing lots of tearing, and this is the result:

I Love My Family

Did my mixed media using Tattered Angels mist in Cork, which is a light brown. The background paper is by Photo Play, as wel as the stickers and photo mats. The title is MAMBI and the chipboard circle peeking out on the side is from my stash. I added gold glitter glue so it wouldn’t look so blah.

I’m submitting this layout to ACOT’s Manufacture Challenge. The letters this month or P and T. P for Photo Play; T for Tattered Angels.

I’m also hosting my Fashion Challenge over at ACOT as well. I still need to post it, but I’m using the following image that I found on Pinterest:


Lovin’ the rich colors, aren’t you? And adding gold for a bit added “Wow!”.

TFL! 🙂

Sketch-N-Scrap Card Reveal #61: Thanks

Good afternoon all! Sketch-n-Scrap’s first card reveal for November is very versatile! Check out Kelly’s cute card sketch:

November 5th card

I strayed a little from the sketch, removing the bow, and layering the skinnier piece right over the larger piece.

Brandy - Nov 5th Card

I stitched around the edges, and used my Cricut to cut out the sentiment. The papers are from SEI’s “Homestead” collection. An oldie but a goodie! 😉

Make sure you stop by Sketch-n-Scrap and join in on the fun!

TFL! 🙂

Thankful….. with NAS Sketch #331

I am happy to say this is the last set of Thanksgiving 2013 photos! Don’t you just love it when you complete a project? 🙂

With that said, the latest Nuts About Sketches sketch was MADE for these pics, as its a two pager, allowing me to finish the album.

Brandy - 331

331 - Due 8-17-14

As you can tell, instead of using 7X5’s, I used 2 6X4’s, but matting them on a 7X10 piece of pattern paper. I then continued on to use four more 6X4 photos.



With this being my last page for the Thanksgiving 2013 album, here is a close-up of my journaling:


It reads: Thanksgiving is more than just having lots of food, including fried turkey and plenty of pumpkin pie. Its more than having a day off from work. Its even more than watching a football game. Thanksgiving is about making memories with the ones you love. Thanksgiving IS Family! And family is what I’m thankful for each and every Thanksgiving.

My pattern papers are from an SEI kit, along with the rub-on and two circle stickers. The banner is made from scraps of Bo Bunny’s “Forever Fall” collection, along with the chipboard pieces. My title and the small “Things I Love” epoxy sticker is by Basic Grey. The rain dots are from Cloud 9 Design.

TFL! 🙂

Thanksgiving Hugs and Nuts About Sketches #327

If you don’t want to crop those 4X6 photos, then this next sketch from Nuts About Sketches is for you!

327 - Due 7-20-14

I chose to scrap photos of me hugging my cousins, who I am extremely close to. They are like my brothers.

327 - Brandy

I used some older stash on this layout. I do not know who makes the pattern paper I used. The chipboard leaf and bling are by Bo Bunny.


The alphas are Webster Pages:


And the stickers are by SEI:


TFL! 🙂